History

The Wootton Band program offers many opportunities for students: Chamber Winds, Symphonic Winds, Wind Ensemble, Marching Band, Pit Orchestra, North Potomac Indoor Guard, and Jazz Band. The Chamber Winds, Symphonic Winds, and Jazz Band consistently earn Superior ratings at the District Band Assessments. In December, the Jazz Band earned All Superiors at the District II Jazz Band Festival and the Chamber Winds, in February, performed at the Maryland Music Educators Annual Conference. At the District II Band Assessment, the Chamber Winds earned straight superiors, with comments such as “Very warm, rich tone from the entire ensemble” and “I really enjoyed hearing you play today.” The WHS Band program is distinguished by a high representation in the Montgomery Honors Band and Maryland All State Bands. Students also participate in Solo and Ensemble Performance Assessments as well as the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra, the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra, and the American Youth Philharmonic. The Marching Band is a frequent USBands competitor, winning the Group 3A National Championship and Maryland State Marching Band Championship in 2018 and in 2017, and placing 2nd place in the USBands Group 3A National Championship in 2017.  All Marching Band Members participate in the Summer Band Camp.


Wootton High School is located in Rockville, Maryland, a city and the county seat of Montgomery County, Maryland. The 2010 census tabulated Rockville’s population at 61,209, making it one of the largest communities in Maryland and the third largest location in Montgomery County, Maryland.  The community is at the core of the Interstate 270 Technology Corridor which is home to numerous software and biotechnology companies as well as several federal government institutions. The city also has several upscale regional shopping centers and is one of the major retail hubs in Montgomery County.  Thomas S. Wootton High School is a public high school in Rockville, Maryland. The school was founded in 1970 and named for the founder of Montgomery County, Thomas Sprigg Wootton. Wootton High School is part of the Montgomery County Public Schools system with Robert Frost Middle School and half of Cabin John Middle School feeding into Wootton High School.